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Mormon Doctrine Leads to Socialism?

rpapa Wrote: May 09, 2012 6:25 PM
To link Mormonism with Socialism is so wrong. The Book of Mormon admonishes the people to treat the poor kindly and take care of them. The difference between this and Socialism is the Book of Mormon advocates doing this voluntary and out of love and friendship. Socialism advocates forced redistribution and is controlled by the government, not the individual. Further the Book of Mormon decries greediness, whether by corporations or individuals. If the world lived by the precepts of the Bible and the Book of Mormon it would be a wonderful place - - - even Heaven.

Now that Mitt Romney is the presumptive Republican nominee for president, the left is increasing its attacks on his Mormon religion, hoping to distract voters into focusing on perceived negatives about Mormonism. The latest attack is shrewdly done. Instead of directly attacking Mormonism, which could look bad, the left is claiming that Mormonism is really socialist.

Last month, the far left website Salon ran an article entitled, “When Mormons Were Socialists.” It relied completely upon a deliberate misinterpretation of a few verses in the Book of Mormon. The author claimed that Mormon doctrine about events in the first century...